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Our story

Our story begins with humble beginnings and continues to the thriving present day.

2006 - Started as Ethical Nation

Recognising the necessity for a distinct certification process to accurately measure and define levels of carbon management and reporting, Ethical Nation spearheaded the development of the NCZ programme.

2010/11 - World's first carbon neutral service programme

Working with a series of early adopters, Ethical Nation created the first Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) based carbon management programme in the FM sector to ensure contracted services could be delivered as carbon neutral, and all on-site service-related emissions are reported on a client-by-client basis.

2022 – After years of development, NCZ emerged

Committed to aiding businesses understand their carbon footprint, through measurement, management, and reduction, by leveraging innovative technology solutions, NCZ officially launched to offer a streamlined and accessible approach for companies in all sectors and geographical regions to embark on their journey to net zero.

2023 – NCZ invested in innovative technology and launched into the UAE

Investing in the NCZ portal, enabled carbon footprint assessment and reporting processes to be streamlined. Meaning all organisational, operational and supply-chain emissions can be efficiently managed through each phase of the certification programme.

With the growing number of global clients, NCZ launched successfully into the United Arab Emirates and hosted its first Fringe Event alongside COP28.

2024 – The growing team support SMEs through to large global corporations, spanning industries and sectors globally

The certification programme, plus carbon managed events and services, provides businesses with a competitive edge, commercially, socially, and environmentally.

January saw the world’s first carbon conscious soccer awards event, that NCZ benchmarked and offset in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council and Globe Soccer Awards.

Now start your journey

Take your first step to understanding the carbon footprint of your business

As carbon management specialists, our expert team will make the carbon data capture easy for you.
Guided by our values

We’re passionate about…

Integrating sustainability into every business and creating a community for like-minded businesses to support each other’s decarbonisation journeys.

Collaboration

01

We always engage collaboratively, leveraging our experience and expertise to devise innovative solutions.

Innovation

02

At the heart of our processes, we are motivated to inspire others and face challenges creatively with an optimistic outlook.

Sustainability

03

Central to our approach is a commitment to sustainable practices that meet the needs of the present, without harming those of the future.

People

04

NCZ is a diverse and inclusive business, committed to investing in, working with, and developing the very best talent.

Trust

05

Our foundation is built on trust, fostered through transparency, honesty, and accountability in all our interactions.

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Our team

Our growing team are passionate about helping businesses thrive responsibly.

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Alan Stenson 

CEO and Sustainability Entrepreneur

“Feel the fear and do it anyway.”

I have been a sustainability entrepreneur for the past 18 years. In 2006 I founded a carbon management consultancy and have been lucky enough to work with many early adopters and industry leaders across a wide range of industries.

  • Creating the world’s first carbon neutral cleaning system in 2010.
  • Further developing the system to enable carbon neutral services across multiple sectors and countries with the NCZ team.
  • Tripling NCZ revenue in year 2 (team effort).

Family life, horse riding, e-karting.

My horse Mylo is an Irish Sports Horse. He is now retired from competing (so am I) but in his day he was a very successful eventer. We lost our beloved border collie two years ago; he was my wing man and is very missed.

Krys Stanton 

COO

“Work to live don’t live to work.”

Senior Procurement Professional with over 20 years’ experience across multiple sectors and various Board Director roles.

  • Leaving the Corporate World to start my own business.
  • Being a low, single figure handicap golfer for the last 20 years.
  • Leading the UK Procurement team for one of the largest FM providers in the World.

My children, golf, Man Utd/ Redditch Utd Football Clubs and socialising with my friends.

I had a black cat called Sooty from birth to the age of 14 who was my companion.

Adam Hoult 

CSO

“If you haven’t clearly thought through and defined where you want to go and why, you probably won’t get there. But probably even worse, you will get there and realise it’s not where you wanted to get to after all…”

I have extensive experience in operations management, business improvement, and business growth.

  • Joining the military when most people around me didn’t think I had the staying power.
  • Getting on a plane with a single 25kg case of luggage and setting up a life in Dubai.
  • Doing a 31 hour ultra triathlon having been told I am diabetic and would need to be very reserved with sports and not take any risks.

Endurance sports – Ironman, Ultra Marathons, cycling, anything where ones first thought is “ooooh that will take some mental stamina” or “ooooh that will hurt.”

We have Abi dog as our family pet, a desert mongrel. Plus, 2 rats (Rosie and Riley) and a crested Geko (Garry).

Pip Glover 

Customer Success Manager

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

Experienced in the finance sector, nutrition, and personal training.  Since starting with NCZ I’m also loving learning about how to integrate sustainability into business.

  • Becoming a triathlete at 40 years old.
  • I had no interest in sport before then (only became a PT a year ago).
  • Now I have competed in numerous marathons, half marathons, eight half Ironman races and have also qualified for IM World Champs.

Swimming, Cycling, Running = Triathlon! My new goal is to complete a full distance triathlon in 2024.

I have a one-year-old Cavoodle (Cavapoo), who’s called JJ, named after a mountain (Jebal Jais) in the town he was born in.

Rianne Scott 

Business Development Consultant

“Collaboration over competition.”

Founder/ co-owner of Oracle Asbestos for 16 years, with extensive experience networking and connecting people.

  • Winning Female Business Owner of the Year, 2022, at the Design & Build UK Women in Construction Awards.
  • Being Court Assistant and Head of Committee within The Worshipful Company of Constructors, London Livery.
  • Mum to 2 fantastic boys, 12 & 15yrs!

Love countryside walking in the UK and scuba diving (although not done it for a long time, looking to get back into it).

2 cats (Rosie and Izzy) and a Golden Labrador (Barney).

Gemma Connell

Sales and Marketing Consultant

“You can’t always have a good day. But you can always face a bad day with a good attitude.”

I have extensive LinkedIn marketing experience, combined with a background in business development and project coordination.

  • Setting up my own LinkedIn marketing business.
  • Winning the Marketing Category at the Proper Awards 2022.
  • Being Mum to two gorgeous boys.

Socialising with my family and friends, walking, reading and Les Mills combat/ pump.

I have a Cockerpoo called Alfie, who is perfect!

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